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Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels

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So good we went back again!

Jester House was awesome - great spot for large group and kids....service was a little slow but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JoTrips21
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Wellington, New Zealand
Amazing place

Friends suggested we meet here for afternoon tea and although I was a little hesitant with 3 very... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Sue H
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The Tame eels at Jester House have been an attraction for 20 years. They are naturally occuring stream fauna in many streams in New Zealand but their numbers have deminished due to habitat destruction and over fishing.This is your chance to get...more
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320 Aporo Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
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All reviews seafood chowder fruit trees quirky place lovely garden wedges unique cafe food was great homemade lemonade great for kids great surroundings award winning outdoor seating kids loved exploring warm wood wonderful place for families sit outside outside area
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last Saturday, I must say it was the worst coffee I have ever tasted, it was like they made it with water and then just added milk very disappointing

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt pretty ripped off with my meal. $21.50 and you get bugger all. I get its all free range and good stuff. But i left hungry. I only got one egg which i thought was really weird and the actual food was average too. Id...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jester House was awesome - great spot for large group and kids....service was a little slow but otherwise food was awesome and location beautiful.

Thank JoTrips21
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Friends suggested we meet here for afternoon tea and although I was a little hesitant with 3 very energetic grandchildren with me, I'm so glad we did. The coffee was great as was the blackberry and apple shortcake. My friends enjoyed the lime tart and...More

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jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

So thrilled you had a great afternoon tea t Jester House and that your grandchildren had such an awesome time too.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been anywhere like Jesters so this was a great experience for the whole family. The food was good and the setting just gorgeous. The kids loved exploring the whole area and feeding the eels

Thank shellsberight
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and great to hear your whole family had such a fun experience at Jester House.

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived here and thought would sit outside but too cold so were given an inside table with a fire roaring in grate. Selection of food was good and arrived really fast. Lovely and tasty and enjoyed every mouthful. The outside area has so many hidden...More

Thank Bronwyny52
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Jester House never fails to please. The surroundings are magical and quirky and the staff warm and friendly. As to the food YUM . I had the steak sandwich and a brownie for dessert and both were everything I hoped for. Also my long black...More

Thank SMarionC
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately it really wasn’t what I was expecting the setting is lovely but the food lacked flavour, one of our party had the seafood chowder who said it was delicious however the steak sandwich was pretty fatty and the bottom soggy, unfortunately the wedges were...More

Thank daisydoo221
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your Jester House experience and I am so sorry that it was not up to the level that we aim for. I am pleased that you enjoyed the setting and that the staff...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant to visit, whether you want a big breakfast, substantial lunch or just a coffee. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

Thank Susan B
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you Susan, that is so lovely to hear.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Once again Steve and Judy delivered a masterclass degustation meal with matching wines. The creativity in crafting this menu, themed ‘From the wild’, was extraordinary and none of our 30 guests were disappointed. Judy brought her sommelier knowledge of local wines to the fore and...More

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